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MA/PGDip/PGCert Librarianship

University of Sheffield    Information School

Full time & Part time September MA, PGDip, PGCert 1 year full time, 2-3 years part time

About the course

Aimed at resourceful people with excellent communication and organisational skills, this course is ideal for those with ambitions to work in library and information roles across a wide variety of sectors. The MA and PG Diploma awards are CILIP accredited.

You'll be introduced to the best current thinking and practice needed to enter this fast developing sector. You'll learn core competencies in IT, management and information handling, together with a wide range of specialisms.

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Entry Requirements

Main course
Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree.

Professional Enhancement
This is a different route to the main course. It's aimed at those who already have relevant work experience. To apply for this route you need either:

an undergraduate degree in any subject discipline and at least 2 years' relevant work experience, or
an undergraduate degree in any subject together with an acceptable relevant professional qualification and at least 2 years' relevant work experience


Home (2022 annual fee) : £9,300
Overseas (2022 annual fee) : £22,100

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Student Profile(s)

Itzelle Medina

I chose to study at the Information School because of its academic reputation and because it allowed me to specialise in the topics of interest that will help me in my career. The facilities are excellent and the lecturers are very experienced and committed. There are also many different opportunities provided by the School and University to enhance your knowledge.

Jamie Yu

I must say I am happy about my decision to study here at the University of Sheffield. With the skills that I acquired and anticipated to acquire in this year, I am hopeful that I shall, after gaining more relevant work experience upon graduation, bring expertise to the library and information industry or other collection managing institutions in the future. I look forward to knowing what I will be doing in February 2021 and the months and years after.

You can read Jamie's blog here: http://information-studies.blogspot.com/2020/02/studying-librarianship-at-university-of.html


The scholarships are for students who meet at least one of our widening participation criteria and/or students who achieve a first in their undergraduate degree.

If your application is successful you can use the scholarship towards fees or living expenses – the choice is yours.

Selection process
All applications will be reviewed by senior members of academic staff and/or Student Support Services staff.

When reviewing your application we'll look at personal circumstances, widening participation criteria and take into account academic achievements. All applications are anonymised and the decision is discretionary and final.

When assessing your application, we will give regard to whether you:

have provided a clear rationale for applying for a postgraduate course at the University of Sheffield.
have identified clearly how the scholarship will be beneficial to their student experience.
have clearly articulated future ambitions; these goals relate to the postgraduate degree he/she has applied for, and they involve appropriate and credible contribution from which others will benefit.

Please note the scholarship application is a separate process to applying for a course. Being awarded a scholarship does not guarantee you will be made an academic offer. To apply for a course please use our Postgraduate Online Application Form.

You are not required to apply for your course prior to submitting your scholarship application.

Further information regarding the awards can be found on our website.

Value of Scholarship(s)



About you:

You'll be studying a taught postgraduate course full-time or part-time for a maximum of four years.
You're domiciled in the UK or European Union and are not charged international rate fees.
You're not already qualified at masters level, or higher.
You're self funded.

And one or both of the following:

You're from a group that is evidentially under-represented among the institution's taught masters population - see the widening participation criteria below.
You've already achieved or currently predicted a first class undergraduate degree - see the academic merit criteria below.

Application Procedure

Applications are open. The deadline to submit your application is 5pm Monday 11 May 2020.

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